Flashback Friday – 2006

For this week’s Flashback Friday, the Eyre Peninsula Tribune is travelling back to April 13, 2006 to see what was happening in the Eastern Eyre region.

Other events happening around the globe include:

April 11 – The European Space Agency's Venus Express spaceprobe enters Venus' orbit.

April 18 – More than 19 AFP officers are injured as the capital of the Solomon Islands, Honiara, erupts into rioting. In response to this, the Prime Minister of Australia orders an Army deployment of 220 troops.

April 20 – Iran announces a deal with Russia, involving a joint uranium enrichment firm on Russian soil; nine days later Iran announces that it will not move all activity to Russia, thus leading to a de facto termination of the deal.

April 21 – Private Jacob Kovco becomes the first casualty of Australia's involvement in the Iraq campaign. The reason given initially was that his gun had accidentally discharged while cleaning his gun, although this was later retracted. It was later stated that he had accidentally shot himself while skylarking with his pistol.